Colby, KS - The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered is pleased to announce Michelle Ryan, CPA, CGMA was recently named to the firm’s partner group.


“Michelle’s leadership skills and strong commitment to serving our clients contributed to her election as a new equity partner to the firm,” said Brian Staats, CPA, CGMA, managing partner at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball. “The firm looks forward to our future success as a result of her vision and influence.”


A member of the Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball team since 2008, Ryan has risen through the ranks of the firm. In addition to reviewing business, individual, and estate tax returns, she is the head of the firm’s CFO service line. Ryan also consults on a variety of tax planning issues, including business consulting, new entity setup, retirement and succession planning.


Ryan holds two degrees from Kansas State University, a Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Business Administration. She is a member of the K-State Alumni Association, as well as numerous professional associations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA), where she serves as the Western Kansas Chapter president. Ryan is a board member of the Colby/Thomas County Chamber of Commerce, where she will serve as president beginning in April 2017.  She is also president of the Colby Rotary Club and serves as treasurer for Trinity Lutheran Church. In addition to myriad volunteer and advisory opportunities, Ryan spends her time away from the office with family and friends, playing sports, reading, and being outside. Originally from Linn, Kansas, she currently resides in Colby with her husband, Josh, and their daughter, Leah.


Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered provides a wide range of traditional and non-traditional CPA and consulting services to clients throughout Kansas, including agriculture organizations, construction companies, feed yards, financial institutions, governmental and not-for-profit organizations, manufacturers, medical practices, oil and gas companies, professional service firms, real estate companies and small businesses. Founded in 1945, today the firm maintains 14 office locations throughout the state. For more information about Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, please visit


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